12 January 2011 – Humility. Humility is all that Felix Gottwald wants from his Austrian teammates these days. After the impressive 1-2-3 in Schonach a few days ago, the squad led by head coach Bard Jörgen Elden is the team to beat at the next stage of the 2010/11 DKB FIS Nordic Combined World Cup in Seefeld.
As in Schonach, the Ski Jumping hill was restructured in Seefeld and is now a HS 109 m. The profile is different to the other new hills, but this could bring an additional advantage to the best jumpers, according to Bernhard Gruber (AUT)..
From an emotional-statistical point of view, Mario Stecher enjoys a home territory advantage. He lives near Seefeld, and he has won one out of two competitions in 2009 and 2010. With the overall World Cup leader’s yellow jersey on his shoulders, and his body in great shape, he could finalize the “triple” in Seefeld.
In Seefeld, there will be not only the two planned individual competitions on Saturday and Sunday, but also the team competition that was cancelled due bad weather conditions in Schonach on Sunday. Austria is the great favorite. “We will start all at zero. We all will have the same chances to win or lose”, Gottwald said. Therefore, the most important virtue to bring on the jumping hill and at the cross-country track is: humility.
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08.01.2005 Hannu Manninen (FIN)
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10.01.2004 Hannu Manninen (FIN)
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